Got a new set of veneers and are not sure how to best care for them? With the right care, veneers can last up to 15 years or even a bit longer, so it is crucial to know all the tips that will allow you to enjoy a long-lasting beautiful smile.
You've come to the right place. Below you can find a thorough guide that will tell you everything you need to know about how to care for your veneers.
One of the first things you need to understand about veneers is that while the materials they are made of can't get cavities, the teeth underneath and the soft tissue around them can decay. So a proper oral hygiene routine is paramount for ensuring the integrity of your veneers. By that we mean:
While veneers are strong, certain foods and beverages can wear them down or even damage them if you are not careful enough. For example, mindlessly eating some popcorn while watching a movie can lead to a chipped veneer.
As a good rule of thumb, you should try to:
Regular dental check-ups have a double role. First, the dentist will inspect the condition of your veneers and oral health. If they notice anything wrong, they will recommend the right course of action to address the issue in its early stages. For example, if they notice some demineralization on one of your teeth, they will recommend a fluoride treatment together with thorough at-home care to prevent a cavity from forming.
Secondly, the dentist will also professionally clean your teeth and remove any plaque and tartar buildup. This will give your smile health shine.
Your veneers will be exposed to the same forces as your natural teeth but they may need a bit more protection, such as:
Then stop by Thrive Family Dental for an honest chat with Dr. Ben Friberg about the best ways to revamp your smile.
You can easily get in touch with us online to book your appointment.